Robert is a Chartered Accountant whose career includes 11 years investment banking in London, four years with an industrial development bank in Saudi Arabia, eleven years in the cement industry. In 1991, he helped establish a soft drink producer in Iran, and in 2000, he became CFO of Shorts International, where he is still Company Secretary. During 2003-5, Robert was CFO of Kids Company, and in 2004 he became FD of Harrison Housing, an almshouse charity, for 10 years. In 2000 Robert was appointed Hon Secretary of The Iran Society, a London-based educational charity, and Hon Treasurer in 2009. He was appointed Treasurer of Doorstep Library in 2013 and retires from the Board of Trustees at the end of 2019. We would like to thank him for his huge contribution to the growth of the organisation and wish him well in his retirement.